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Federer vs. Sampras part II

here is something for mimi and angiel to annalyze, i love yall...


http://www.pacificlifeopen.com/1/news/federer1.asp
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I guess you expect outrage now but I enjoyed reading it so thanks. I am not one of those people that thinks Pete is way better then Roger. I just appreciate Pete and really liked him during his career but Roger is taking tennis to a whole new level and you gotta respect him for doing that. This article is just great if you ask me, two legends taking the court together and training sounds like a blast and I wish I could have seen it. Now are you done with trying to provoke people in here? If you don't like Pete or the people that post here then don't come here. Simple enough.

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i would pay to see this instead of any Grand Slam final

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here is something for mimi and angiel to annalyze, i love yall...


http://www.pacificlifeopen.com/1/news/federer1.asp

Love you too pj80. great article.
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Here are some more news.


Federer beats Sampras
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Indian Wells - Roger Federer took great delight in beating his childhood idol Pete Sampras at the American player's home in a friendly match during his build-up to the Pacific Life Open.

The two met only once on the ATP circuit, in the fourth round of Wimbledon in 2001 when Federer triumphed in the fifth set.

"Beating him in his backyard in Wimbledon was so special to me so I wanted to beat him in his house," a beaming Federer told reporters on Friday.

The Swiss maestro spent two days hitting with Sampras while visiting the 35-year-old former world number one at his Beverly Hills home in Los Angeles.

"It was great," said Federer. "I knew I was coming to LA so I'm kind of thinking: 'Who's around in LA?'

"I rang up Pete and asked: 'Any chance?' He was like: 'Yeah, sure.'

"I was totally excited because he was one of my favourite players when I was growing up."

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Sampras, who won 14 grand slam titles and more than $43m in prize money during a 15-year career, retired after winning the 2002 US Open final against compatriot Andre Agassi.

Federer's five-set victory at Wimbledon in 2001 ended Sampras's 31-match winning streak at the All England Club.

"It was very enjoyable to actually hit with him, you know," said the 25-year-old Swiss.

"It would be kind of cool to maybe play an exhibition against him. We'll see. He was playing very well, but not good enough to beat me," world number one Federer added with a broad smile.

Asked for the final score, he replied: "I can't tell you. But it was good fun. We did play some games and sets and tiebreakers.

"I'm happy to see that he's actually still enjoying tennis. He's probably back into tennis after being golfed out."
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Tennis: Federer reveals Sampras session
Sunday, 11 March 01:46 AET


Roger Federer has revealed how he visited seven-time Wimbledon champion Pete Sampras recently and practised with the tennis legend.

"Surprisingly he was very good," Federer said of the 35-year-old, "but not good enough to beat me!"

Federer and Sampras only played each other professionally once, when the then Swiss teenager beat the American in Wimbledon's fourth round in 2001.

"I had the idea of seeing how good he plays because he was one of my favourite players when I was growing up," Federer added.

"Beating him in his backyard in Wimbledon was so special to me, so I wanted to try to beat him in his house.

"It was very enjoyable to actually hit with him. He was playing very well."
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Federer Trains With Sampras

The world's number one Roger Federer revealed that he had visited Sampras in Los Angeles and trained with him.

On the eve of the Indian Wells Tournament, Roger Federer revealed that he had spent time in Los Angeles, where he had trained with Pete Sampras, who had won Wimbledon seven times and is one of the best tennis players in history. Even though it was only a training, there were some competitive sparks flying.

- He is in a surprisingly good shape, but this was not enough for him to take me on. I was curious to see how good he was because he was my idol when I was growing up. When I defeated him at Wimbledon, it was special for me and now I wanted to do the same on his ground, said Federer.

The two great tennis players only met once, on the "holy" grass in Wimbledon, where Federer defeated Sampras in five sets. However, this was way back in 2001. Federer currently has 41 successive wins under his belt and has won the last three grand slams, which has made Sampras concede that his records would soon be broken. Federer remained a gentleman and complimented the man who had dominated the world of tennis just as Federer is now.

- Playing with him is excellent because he still hits very well. It would be nice if we played an exhibition match in the future, but we still have to see about that, said Federer.

Whichever way it goes, if the two played this match, the audience would definitely be asking for an extra ticket.

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Roger Federer, Pete Sampras Enjoy Two Day Practice Session

Posted on March 9, 2007


Roger Federer revealed in his pre-tournament press conference Friday that he had practiced with Pete Sampras in Los Angeles in the lead-up to the Pacific Life Open.

Federer and Sampras met just once on the ATP circuit - in the fourth round of Wimbledon in 2001 when Federer won 7-5 in the fifth set.

Here is what Federer had to say about their practice sessions this week:





Q. I'm not sure I heard you correctly. You say you practiced with Pete?
ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, we hit together for two days.

Q. How did he play?
ROGER FEDERER: Very good, surprisingly. Very good, you know. Not good enough to beat me (laughing).


Q. If you could describe a little bit about playing with Pete. I mean, you get some flashes of his great shots, the winning forehand. What was it like?

ROGER FEDERER: That was great. Well, I knew I was coming to L.A., so I'm kind of thinking, who's around in L.A.? So, I rang up Pete and said, "Any chance?"
He was like, "Yeah, sure."
I'm totally excited. So right away I had the idea, anyway seeing how good he plays because he was one of my favorite players, when I was growing up and beating him in his backyard in Wimbledon was so special to me. I wanted to try to -- I wanted to beat him in his house. So it was very enjoyable to actually hit with him. It would be kind of cool to maybe play an exhibition against him. We'll see. But he was playing very well.

Q. Did you play some sets or?
ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, we did play some games and sets and tiebreaks and --

Q. What was the score?
ROGER FEDERER: Can't tell you. But it was good fun.


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This is the audio link of the interview. Go to the page and there's a link on the front page.

You can tell Roger had a real good time and he actually talks a little bit more about Pete.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/default.stm
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Wonderful news Any pictures?

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it again shows that pete is not sore about roger's about to break his records by hitting with him, pete is a gracious champion , its great to see the two tennis kings have respect towards each other

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I wonder why the score wasnt disclosed hehe I think i know why, "we played a few sets... a few tiebreaks" methinks pete was more than Federer had bargained, he did straight set Robby and Andy on hard courts though.
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I wonder why the score wasnt disclosed hehe I think i know why, "we played a few sets... a few tiebreaks" methinks pete was more than Federer had bargained, he did straight set Robby and Andy on hard courts though.

I think so too my dear
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Federer and Sampras meet in friendly backyard battle

INDIAN WELLS, California, (AFP) - Roger Federer never got the opportunity to face Pete Sampras in a Wimbledon final but they will forever be linked for their Grand Slam achievements.
They are the benchmark for greatness in men’s professional tennis and sadly they played in different eras and so they only faced each other once in the early rounds of the 2001 Wimbledon.
But Federer revealled Friday that he recently visited Sampras at his home in Los Angeles and practised with the seven-time Wimbledon champion for two days.

“He was very good, surprisingly,” Federer said. “Very good you know, but not good enough to beat me.”
Federer and Sampras met just once in their pro careers in the round of 16 at the 2001 Wimbledon with Federer winning in five sets 7-6 (9/7), 5-7, 6-4, 6-7 (2/7), 7-5.
“Beating him in his backyard in Wimbledon was so special to me, so I wanted to try to beat him in his house,” Federer joked Friday as he prepared to play his opening match in the 5.3 million dollar ATP/WTA Pacific Life Open.
Sampras said in January that he expects Federer will break his record of 14 Grand Slam singles crowns one day. Federer picked up his 47th career singles and 10th Grand Slam title by winning the Australian Open in January.
Sampras turned pro in 1988 and Federer ten years later. Besides the seven Wimbledons, ‘Pistol Pete’ won two Australian Open crowns and five US Open titles, including the 2002 championship in the final match of his career.
“I knew I was coming to L.A. so I rang up Pete,” Federer said.

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Federer enjoyed hitting with idol Sampras before Open
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INDIAN WELLS - When Roger Federer was flying into Los Angeles for the Pacific Life Open, he was trying to think of the perfect hitting partner.
He didn't do too badly.

Federer hit with his idol Pete Sampras at Sampras' home in Los Angeles for two days. Federer said he was impressed with Sampras, who stopped playing professionally after winning the 2002 U.S. Open.

"Very good, surprisingly," Federer said of Sampras, "(but) not good enough to beat me."

The pair had a legendary match in 2001, when Federer, then just a budding pro, beat Sampras to halt Sampras' 31-match winning streak at Wimbledon. Sampras had won Wimbledon seven times.

Federer said they played sets, but wouldn't say who won. However, the winner was implied.

"He was one of my favorite players when I was growing up, and beating him in his backyard in Wimbledon was so special to me," Federer said. "So I wanted to try to beat him in his house."
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